Saturday 8 August 1908
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Arthur J Goldberg and Chivu Stoica.
The Fight for Freedom, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
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- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Arthur J Goldberg: Illinois, United States -- UN ambassador / Supreme Court Justice (1962-65).
- Chivu Stoica: Premier of Romania (1955-61).
- Arthur Goldberg: American Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1962 who resigned in 1965 to become Ambassador to the U.N.
- Alfredo Nunez de Borbon: Mexican musician and composer.
- Joseph [Maria] Olbrich: Architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at 40.
- Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.
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- O Sole Mio - Emilio DeGogorza
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